A wobble switch is a switch that can be activated by moving a ball or rod in any direction The switch typically has a fairly low activation force and can be activated with various parts of the body including: hands, head, chin, tongue through cheek. The springiness means they can be useful for users who are able to perform gross motor movements.
(Image: AMDi Wobble Switch)
A number of commercial wobble switches are available, but they are quite expensive.
Commercially Available Wobble Switches
|Ultimate Assistive Technology Switch||Enabling Devices||$80 USD Switch, $150 USD w/ mount||https://enablingdevices.com/product/ultimate-switch/|
|Wobble Switch||AbleNet||$100 USD||https://www.ablenetinc.com/wobble-switch|
|Wobble Switch||AMDi||$100 USD||https://www.amdi.net/products/switches/wobble-switch/|
A cost-effective alternative has been specifically requested by a children’s rehab program.
The purpose of this thread is to assess how much interest there is in this design, and what sort of features are important.
- An open source wobble switch design would be useful for me or someone I know.
- I would like to test prototypes and provide feedback.
Please comment below:
- Any important features this design should have
- Any existing open source projects